Scythe

Monster House Books
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“OMG, this was absolutely amazing! Meimi is badass, brilliant, and snarky... And the setting! The world described is very dark and technically advanced with super interesting sciency stuff, aliens, and tons of mystery.” - Diary of a Wannabe Writer

I’m Meimi Archer, your regular high school science geek for hire. Sure, it’s dangerous to create high-tech gizmos for a criminal overlord called the Scythe, but it keeps Mom and me safely off-grid. Ever since the Authority took over the United Americas, you either live inside a domed city (where you’re watched 24-7) or you scrape by on illegal money while hiding out in the sticks. Guess what category I fall into?

Long story short, everything's fine until I screw up a job. Badly. My home slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Now I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe. Fast.

That’s when a hottie named Thorne materializes in my kitchen. He’s about my age, wears black body armor, and says he came to “this version of Earth” from another planet. We share a bizarre mind-meld moment before he vows to do anything that ensures I survive.

Hey, I’ll take all the help I can get. Plus, Thorne has dimples...

“This kept me on my toes ... Be it random science, opening portals to new dimensions, evading capture, doing shady deals with crime bosses, betrayal, the humdrum of school with Lead Camper Dave (snicker), to hot (alien) man-candy sent to help save the day. Pick this up and expect to get sucked in to the Dimension Drift.” - Smada’s Book Smack

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, cool science, evil corporations, space operas, dystopian adventure and forbidden romance.

Dimension Drift Prequels
1. Scythe
2. Umbra

Dimension Drift Novels
1. Alien Minds
2. ECHO Academy
3. Drift Warrior

More series from author Christina Bauer: Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Angelbound (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
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About the author

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at MonsterHouseBooks.com, and you can read about giveaways, outtakes from her characters and more in her newsletter (sign up at https://goo.gl/LYueFD).

Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about heaven, hell and purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; and the upcoming Fairy Tales of the Magicorum , in a world like our own where fairies, shifters and wizards are real, but magic is disappearing - unless the fairytale princesses can rescue us all.

Angelbound Origins
•Angelbound
•Scala
•Acca
•Thrax
•The Dark Lands
•Armageddon

Angelbound Offspring
•Maxon
•Portia
•Zinnia (Fall 2019)

Beholder
•Cursed
•Concealed
•Cherished
•Crowned

And Coming Soon...

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
•Wolves and Roses (October 31, 2017)
•Shifters & Glyphs (Fall 2018)

Dimension Drift
•Prequel #1 (2018)
•Prequel #2 (2018)

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Publisher
Monster House Books
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Published on
Apr 24, 2018
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Pages
142
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ISBN
9781945723049
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Loners & Outcasts
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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“Mixes cherished fantasy classics with modern magic and moxie” – Foreword

After battling werewolves and evil aunties, Bryar Rose is ready to enjoy her new life. No more crazy aunties. Her curse is toast. And Bry’s new man, Knox, is literally a dream come true. Best of all, Bry will soon attend a regular high school. Forget those sketchy tutors! To get ready, Bry is dedicating the rest of her summer to some serious back-to-school shopping with her best friend, Elle. It’s a blast, except for one thing:

Mysterious strangers are following Bry across Manhattan.

All these stalkers have oddly familiar scents and an uncanny ability to slip into the shadows whenever Bry tries to confront them. Even worse, their presence is making Knox act crazy with a capital C.

“Bauer’s unique voice blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass.” – Booklist

But Bry’s having none of it. Enough of her life has already been ruined by secrets. With Elle’s help, Bry plans to confront these strangers, find out what they want, and send them packing. Trouble is, the truth about their identity won’t be so easy to manage, especially when Bry finds out how these stalkers could change her future with Knox...and not for the better.

Perfect for readers who love young adult books,gamma guys, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, gamma guys, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.

MAGICORUM series reading order
Sleeping Beauty 'Bryar Rose'
1 - Wolves and Roses
1.5 - Moonlight and Midtown
2 - Shifters and Glyphs

Cinderella 'Elle'
3 - Slippers and Thieves (2019)
4 - Bandits and Ball Gowns (2020)

Evil Queen from Snow White 'Avianna'
5 - Apples and Arsenic (2021)
6 - Evil Queens and Goblin Kings (2022)

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy)
“Oh God, I loved reading about Thorne and his fight to do the right thing for the universe and help others. Then he meets Meimi and everything changes so that looking after her – and finding out everything about her – is paramount.” – The Book Addict Live

One day, eighteen-year-old Thorne could become the Emperor of the Omniverse, the single being who rules countless worlds. Trouble is, Thorne's father, Cole, is both the current Emperor and a sadistic freak. In fact, Cole won't even keep his promises to the very humans who got him his throne.

Well, Thorne won't stand for it.

Our hero takes a break from saving the Omniverse in order to visit the human world. His goal? Making good on Cole's promises. What Thorne expects is a routine mission. What he discovers is his one true love, what his people call their transcendent. Finding Meimi Archer is more than Thorne ever imagined possible. Now, he's willing to do anything to keep his transcendent safe, no matter what that may cost himself and his home world of Umbra.

“This story builds a world of action, adventure and makes you see things in a different light. Can’t wait for the next one!!!!” – Teresa, Goodreads

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, cool science, evil corporations, space operas, dystopian adventure and forbidden romance.

Dimension Drift Prequels
1. Scythe
2. Umbra

Dimension Drift Novels
1. Alien Minds
2. ECHO Academy
3. Drift Warrior

More series from author Christina Bauer: Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Angelbound (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
"Must read YA paranormal romance!" - USA Today

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

Should being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

“Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives... as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

"A fun romp for Twilight fans."- School Library Journal.

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, gamma guys, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.

FAIRY TALES OF THE MAGICORUM
Sleeping Beauty
1 - Wolves And Roses
1.5 - Moonlight and Midtown
2 - Shifters And Glyphs

Cinderella
2.5 - Fairies and Frosting
3 - Slippers And Thieves

Christina Bauer is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a medieval farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the realm; the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, which takes place in version of our modern world where fairies, shifters and wizards are real; and Dimension Drift, where one sassy teenage girl-slash-scientist plots to save the future from its dystopian fate. "Must read YA paranormal romance!" - USA Today

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

Should being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

“Exciting and well-conceived” – Kirkus

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives... as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

"A fun romp for Twilight fans."- School Library Journal.

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, gamma guys, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.

MAGICORUM series reading order
Sleeping Beauty 'Bryar Rose'
1 - Wolves and Roses
1.5 - Moonlight and Midtown
2 - Shifters and Glyphs

Cinderella 'Elle'
3 - Slippers and Thieves (2019)
4 - Bandits and Ball Gowns (2020)

Evil Queen from Snow White 'Avianna'
5 - Apples and Arsenic (2021)
6 - Evil Queens and Goblin Kings (2022)

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
- Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Angelbound Worlds (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy)
- Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy)
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